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Sioux Central tops St. Mary’s; Newell-Fonda, Ridge View win


Sioux Central scored four runs in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth to pull away as the Rebels defeated Storm Lake St. Mary’s 14-0 in a Twin Lakes Conference game on Wednesday at Memorial Field.

Sioux Central scored one run in the first, three in the second and two in the fourth inning.

Sioux Central (14-5) finished with 13 hits in the game. Bradi Krager, Natalie Laursen, Avery Wilson and Nora Christian all had two apiece. Morgan Christian, Nichole Hart, Kailee Laursen, Emma Smith and Kennedy Brown all added one hit apiece.

Wilson and Morgan Christian each drove in three runs while Hart and Natalie Laursen each had two RBI. Smith and Kailee Laursen each had one RBI. Krager scored three runs while Christian, Wilson and Christian all scored twice.

Victori Meyer was the winning pitcher. She allowed two hits, walked one and struck out nine in five innings.

“We did a lot of nice things at the plate and on the bases offensively,” Sioux Central coach Kasey Krager said. “Hopefully, it will carry over to other games and we’ll get all the girls clicking at the right time here as we are in the back half of the season already. Victori pitched well and we made all the plays defensively, so we need to continue that. All in all, many things to be happy about.”

Neely Bacon took the loss for the Panthers. She allowed 10 hits and 14 runs, walked two and struck out six.

Newell-Fonda 17, South Central Calhoun 0

Ninth-ranked Newell-Fonda scored 10 runs in the first inning and plated seven more in the second, and Jocee Walsh pitched a no-hitter as the Mustangs beat South Central Calhoun on Wednesday at Fonda.

Newell-Fonda (19-5) recorded nine hits in the game. Isabel Bartek, Kinzee Hinders and Kierra Jungers all had two apiece to lead the way. Mylie Hinders, Walsh and Anna Mercer each added one hit apiece.

Jungers and Kinzee Hinders drove in three runs while Walsh and McKenna Sievers had two RBI apiece.  Mercer, Bartek, Mylie Hinders and Ellie Sievers each had one RBI.

Bartek scored three runs while Jungers, KInzee Hinders, McKenna Sievers and Camryn Puhrmann all scored twice.

Walsh was the winning pitcher. She allowed no hits, walked none and struck out six in three innings.

Ridge View 6, Westwood 4

Tatum Shepherd fired a two-hitter to help Ridge View get past Westwood in the first round of the Western Valley Conference tournament on Wednesday at Mapleton.

Ridge View scored four runs in the third inning to grab a 4-0 lead. The Raptors plated single runs in the fourth and sixth innings.

Ridge View (9-7) had five hits in the game. Faith Freese doubled while Emma Mentzer, Shepherd, Morgan Wright and Reese Hawthorne each added a single.

Freese drove in two runs while Shepherd, Wright and Delainey Hansen all had one RBI. Hawthorne and Cora Tesch each scored two runs.

Shepherd allowed two hits and four runs, only one of which was earned, walked four and struck out 13 in seven innings.

Ridge View committed four errors in the game.

“We were happy with the win as we did a lot of good things, but we still need to get better at a few things as we move forward,” Ridge View coach Scott Phelps said.


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